From the monthly archives:

September 2013

A study has finally proven what many have found to be anecdotally true: artificial sweeteners don’t help you to lose weight, in fact, they can cause you to gain it. While past studies have found that drinkers of diet soda are more likely to be overweight, this latest will tell you why: your brain isn’t […]

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Teen girls who regularly ate peanut butter (or peanuts, or other nuts as fat) were 39% less likely to develop breast cancer later in life—that’s a big number! But don’t worry peanut allergy sufferers. There’s some less studied evidence that other legumes may have the same benefit. I want to add an addendum, however. The […]

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Stop The Pneumonia Cycle

September 26, 2013

An interesting new study has found a link between pneumonia and dementia. Elderly hospital patients who had an infection like pneumonia were twice as likely to develop dementia… and it doesn’t stop there, patients with dementia are at a higher risk for pneumonia, which can worsen dementia… While no one wants to get sick to […]

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Get Moving!

September 25, 2013

Americans who were polled gave an interesting portrait of how they exercise: most do it alone, and running is the prefered activity. The good news is most reported that they exercised. But there’s always room for improvement! If you like to run, get motivated. Find other runners on social media with a quick search, and […]

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Do Statins Cause Cataracts?

September 24, 2013

Statins, a blockbuster drug that suppresses cholesterol production, have again been linked to an increased risk for cataracts, when the eye’s lens gets clouded. There have been conflicting studies in the past, this one looked at different groups in Texas. It found that the longer you took statins, the greater the risk for developing cataracts. […]

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